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Avery, Ed L.; Hunt, Robert L. / Population dynamics of wild brown trout and associated sport fisheries in four central Wisconsin streams

The study streams,   pp. 3-4 PDF (785.0 KB)

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  The four study streams were Em-   west of Radley Creek, the Mecan River
 water. All four streams were once na-
mons Creek, Radley Creek, the Mecan  originates from Mecan Springs in   
tive brook trout streams but now sup-
River, and the South Branch of Wedde  southwestern Waushara County and  
port primarily brown trout. The Me-
Creek (Fig. 1).   Emmons Creek    flows 31 miles before emptying into the
 can River also contains a small but
originates from Fountain Lake in    Fox River in Marquette County. The  
self-sustaining population of rainbow
southeastern Portage County and     South Branch of Wedde Creek         
trout (Salmo gairdneri).
flows 6.0 miles before entering     originates4.0milessouthoftheMecan   
  Study zones on the four streams
Waupaca County's 724-acre Chain     River and flows 4.9 miles before merg-
 ranged in length from 1.1 to 1.5 miles
O'Lakes. Radley Creek originates 3.0  ing with the North Branch to form 
and were easily accessible to anglers
miles south of Emmons Creek and     Wedde Creek. All of Emmons and      
through state-owned public fishing
flows 11.0 miles (including South   Radley creeks, the South Branch of  
areas. The Mecan River and Emmons
Branch) into the Crystal River near  Wedde Creek, and the upper 6.6 miles
 Creek are the two largest streams with
Rural. Approximately 35 miles south-  of the Mecan River are Class I trout
 average widths of approximately 22
FIGURE 1. Location of the four wild brown trout
study streamns in central Wisconsin and their respec-
tive study zones.
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                           0    1 mi                  O
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